IN-PERSON: Storytime with Michael Sampson

Michael Sampson, co-author of the beloved children's books Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3, and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?, joins us for an in-person storytime event to celebrate the release of his new picture book ARMADILLO ANTICS. Follow an adventurous armadillo on his nighttime romp! Kids will love the rhythm and rhyme that are hallmarks of Sampson and the late Bill Martin Jr.'s stories. During the event, Sampson will read his book, answer audience questions, and personalize copies. Register to attend this free event below.

At this time, masks are required to be worn at in-person events, no exceptions. If you cannot make the event but would like a signed book from Michael, order it below by May 1st and include the name of the person you would like the book inscribed to in the "order comments" when checking out. 

Join the Armadillo on His Nightly Romp

Children will love the rhythm and rhyme that are hallmarks of the beloved author duo of Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 as they follow the adventurous armadillo through nighttime fun as dawn approaches.

Bill Martin Jr was the beloved author of more than three hundred books for children and teachers, including the classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
MICHAEL SAMPSON taught kindergarten through fourth grade before meeting fellow literacy expert Bill Martin Jr at a conference in Tucson, Arizona in 1978. ­ They established a lifelong friendship and collaborated on many bestselling and award-winning books for children, including Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Sampson often speaks at schools, book festivals, and literacy conferences, where he is known for his high-energy, entertaining performances. Dr. Sampson is a Fulbright Scholar and a professor of literacy at St. John’s University in New York City. Visit Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson’s website at You can also follow Michael on Twitter and Instagram @michaelsampson.

Monday, May 2, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Armadillo Antics Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612545479
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Brown Books Kids - April 26th, 2022

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? (My First Reader) Cover Image
By Bill Martin, Jr., Eric Carle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805092929
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - January 18th, 2011

Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 (Chicka Chicka Book, A) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780689858819
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2004